CLEVELAND – A northeast Ohio couple had planned every detail of their wedding — except for the sound check of a Beach Boys concert next door during their ceremony. A few bars of “God Only Knows” played as Mark Kent and Jaime Diadium exchanged vows next to the Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Cleveland last month.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that when the band found out about the timing of its sound check, the newlyweds’ guests were told they could attend the concert for free. Many of them wandered over for a couple of songs.
When the bride stopped by the concert, she was brought on stage for the encore and played a tambourine next to Mike Love as he sang “Fun, Fun, Fun.”
Animé director Miyazaki retiring
Animé director Hayao Miyazaki, 72, will retire from filmmaking with his latest film, “The Wind Rises,” now showing in theaters throughout Japan. Koji Hoshino, president of Miyazaki’s production company Studio Ghibli, made the announcement Sunday at a news conference at the Venice International Film Festival, where the film is in competition. Miyazaki himself will hold a news conference in Japan on Friday. He has hinted at retiring a few times in the past. Hoshino did not reveal why Miyazaki decided to retire, but said, “There is a line in ‘Kaze Tachinu’ that the creative period continues only for 10 years. Miyazaki has told me, ‘My 10 years have already finished.’ ” Miyazaki began turning heads with his work in animé for television in the 1970s, and went on to make nearly a dozen renowned feature films, including “Princess Mononoke,” “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Spirited Away,” for which he won an Oscar.
no injuries: A plane carrying 12 people, including team members of a project about author J.D. Salinger, landed hard at Telluride, Colo., airport when its landing gear collapsed, but officials said no one was injured. The twin-engine Beechcraft 1900 skidded to a stop just after 1 p.m. Sunday and sustained damage to its left propeller and wing, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office said. Members of the team behind an upcoming book and documentary on the writer were among the 10 passengers and two crew members aboard, according to “Salinger” author Shane Salerno. “I am extremely grateful that everyone is OK,” Salerno, who was not on board, told the Associated Press in an e-mail. The book about the author of the acclaimed novel “The Catcher in the Rye” is scheduled to be published this week and the film will air on PBS in January.